Countertop Characteristics

Granite Countertops

Granite is a beautiful countertop material. It is a natural stone and embodies the image of beauty in a kitchen. From small to large kitchens, choosing granite will make a big impact. Granite is heat resistant and will virtually last a lifetime. Because it is natural, it comes in a range of many different styles and colors. An investment in granite means added value to your home for any potential home buyers. We recommend to seal granite at least once a year with a granite sealer. Our Granite comes from Granite Mountain Stone Design or Floform and is a full 1-1/4 inch thick throughout with no build-ups.


Engineered stone is a man-made stone countertop that is composed of a natural substance (quartz) and materials to ensure its longevity. Because it is engineered, it is available in a vast color palette to match the style of any kitchen. And, unlike stone, the surface is non-porous so it resists stains and scratches. Once installed in your kitchen, no sealing is required. Our Quartz comes from Cambria supplied by Floform and is a full 1-1/4 inch thick throughout with no build-ups.


A laminate countertop is very easy to clean and is made by a variety of manufacturers including Formica, Wilsonart and Arborite. The laminate is basically a plastic like material with a very smooth surface usually laid on top of layers of compressed plywood or particle board. Laminate comes in sections, a variety of colors including some that mimic granite, is long lasting, and is very easy to clean and maintain.

Solid Surface

A solid surface countertop is a single unified solid block. Because the solid color runs the entire way through the counter, any scratches or nicks can be sanded out without damage to the countertop adding to their versatility. These countertops are custom made for your specific remodeling project. The advantage to the custom build is there are no visible seams in the counters. Though versatile, this type of countertop is vulnerable to heat and scratches and is not advisable for kitchens.

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